Prof. Mary Spongberg reveals future of convergent research
UTS is poised to become a pre-eminent centre of convergent research in the Asia-Pacific region, investing heavily in researchers and infrastructure in engineering, IT and the life sciences.
However, with technological change comes social, political and ethical dilemmas. These are the problems the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) disciplines are designed to interrogate. Like STEM disciplines, HASS asks the big questions but also considers the social, economic and political contexts involved in addressing them – that is, the human impact of scientific progress.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Mary Spongberg, reveals in a special research edition of UMag, why our strength in practice-oriented HASS disciplines offers us a distinctive edge in innovation. Read the full article here.